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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Scrap national education guidelines, commission urges

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 07:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The national education programme received a new setback on Thursday, when a government commission recommended tossing out the official guideline for the controversial course. Anna Wu Hung-yuk, chairwoman of the committee on the implementation of moral and national education, said there was no further need for an official guide, now that schools were free to decide ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    HK Equal Opportunities Commission chief defends national education

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by KC NG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com EOC chief defends national education Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam Woon-kwong has rejected suggestions that ethnic minority children could face ... of racial discrimination. Rather, it is an issue about how an education policy should be implemented." Speaking after yesterday's commission meeting, Lam said: "For a Pakistani pupil ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    News of a children's commission will bring good cheer to Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 06:29pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says in a city with more than 281,000 children in poverty, the chief executive should announce in his policy address the set-up of a commission to advocate ... some members having jobs, with the number of poor households standing at 400,000. This year, the Commission on Poverty set the poverty line at half the median household income, before taxes ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Beijing artist Wang Jianwei wins commission for Guggenheim Museum

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 09:06pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis life@scmp.com Wang fits the bill for Guggenheim Beijing-based Wang Jianwei will be the first artist commissioned by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art ... are looking at sculptural installations," says Berghuis. Wang, who was sent to the countryside for re-education in 1975 during the final years of the Cultural Revolution, graduated in oil ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Not enough land to build 200,000 flats in Hong Kong, Audit Commission warns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Shortfall exposed in flats pledge The Audit Commission has warned of long waits for public flats as it cast doubt on the government's claim ... That would mean it could build only 179,000 flats, 21,000 fewer than the target. The commission urged the Housing Department to co-ordinate better with other bureaus and departments to streamline ...

  6. News - China - SECURITY

    China's National Security Commission holds its first meeting

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:06am by Keith Zhai, Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Xi Jinping presides over meeting, says body will focus on both domestic and international threats National Security Commission holds its first meeting The newly established National Security Commission formally came into operation yesterday with Communist Party chief Xi Jinping presiding over its first meeting. Xi outlined the commission ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Equal Opportunities Commission may probe schooling for ethnic minorities

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... the education policies pose any impact, positive and negative, on Hong Kong's children." Chow was speaking at the commission's annual forum. He said an internal study would be conducted ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com In some schools 90 per cent of pupils are non-Chinese, watchdog chief York Chow says EOC may probe minorities policy The Equal Opportunities Commission ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Children's Commission is needed

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:07am

    ... to high-quality child care and education. We need a child commission that makes child rights visible in policymaking, handles complaints on rights violations, and promotes equity and participation. ... Commission will enable children's voices to be heard Tomorrow, on Universal Children's Day, the Legislative Council will debate establishing a child commission. In 2007, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Elderly Commission warns city needs more land to house its retirees

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... Commission has warned. "Guangdong won't be a cheaper place to live in five to 10 years given the rapid rise of living standards," commission chairman Alfred Chan Cheung-ming said. ... are below Hong Kong standards," he said. A further challenge would be meeting the needs of the next generation of retirees, who would be very different in terms of education and economic ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Singaporean author on a crusade against Asian education system

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Clara Chow

    ... is associated with an overzealous and competitive attitude in some Singaporeans. It would help if parents realised that this whole education journey is a marathon, not a sprint Lim has a warning ... to complete all five books in the Danger Dan series commissioned by Epigram, the publisher of Lim's novel. This meant intense, morning-to-night sessions during long weekends and school holidays, ...




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